Volunteer at YPT

“Volunteering with YPT has made me come to love theatre more, and has made me come to understand the incredible creative capacity of little minds. I feel it is a place I can always return to and feel confident, supported and important in.”  – Tait, YPT Drama School Volunteer

YPT Volunteers are the best!

YPT provides a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year in all facets of our programming. Volunteering at YPT is a great way to broaden your connection to the theatre community, develop customer service skills, and meet new people.

Current Opportunities – Fall 2019

Drama School Teaching Support – Downtown Location
Drama School Teaching Support – Etobicoke Location
Drama School Teaching Support – North York Location
Drama School Teaching Support – Scarborough Location
Guest Services Support
PA Day Workshop Support
Special Events Assistant – Drama School 50th Anniversary


  • Have a passion for theatre
  • Enjoy working with children and meeting new people
  • Are looking to learn new skills and give back to your community
  • Are at least 14 years old

Student Placements

In recognition of the importance of fieldwork experiences, YPT is proud to continue to offer professional placements throughout the year for students registered in Theatre or Drama-in-Education related programs at educational institutions.

Learn more about Student Placements.

Our Commitment

We value the importance of volunteerism and make it a priority to ensure that all volunteers have an enriching and satisfying experience as they help to fulfill the needs of the theatre. Because “Learning is at the centre of everything we do”, we offer training and enhanced learning opportunities for our volunteers.

Applications from all interested candidates are welcome, and people with disabilities and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply. Accommodations are available on request for volunteer candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

For more information please contact Norah O’Donnell, Community Volunteer Manager, at nodonnell@youngpeoplestheatre.org or call 416.363.5131 x241.